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3D-Displayer: Play 3D movies & games on any HDTV/projector

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Play 3D movies and games on any HDTV/Projector.

The 3D-Displayer allows you to view 3D content from your PS3 or any other 3D Blu-ray player on all standard 50/60Hz or 120Hz HD displays.

If your HDTV or projector can play regular non-3D games and Blu-ray movies then the 3D-Displayer will work for you. It turns your existing HDTV or projector into a 3D home theater. 

Upgrade to 3D at a fraction of the cost of buying a new display.

Enjoy the latest 3D movies such as The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz, Avatar, Titanic, Life of Pi, and more.

In addition to supporting all standard 60Hz displays, the 3D-Displayer also supports any 120hz 3D Ready DLP-Link projector by brands like Optoma, Benq, Viewsonic, etc.

Which 3D converter is right for me?

Which 3D converter you choose depends on the type of projector/TV you have and what sort of 3D content you wish to view:

  • 3D-Gamer: Play your favourite 3D games a regular 2D DLP display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p100 and 720p120 output.
  • 3D-Displayer: Play 3D games and movies on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p60 and 720p120 output
  • 3D-Theatre: Play 3D movies, 3D games, 3D satellite/cable, and 3D internet videos on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 720p60 and 720p120 output.
  • 3D-Theatre PLUS: Play 3D movies, 3D games, 3D satellite/cable, and 3D internet videos on a regular 2D HDMI display capable of at least 720p. Supports 1080p60, 720p60, 720p72, 720p96, and 720p120 output.
3D-Gamer 3D-Displayer 3D-Theater /
3D-Theater PLUS
3D games on 100/120Hz DLP HDTVs/projectors
3D games on any HDTV/Projector  
3D Blu-ray movies on any HDTV/Projector  
3D satellite/cable on any HDTV/Projector
(ESPN 3D, DirectTV 3D, SKY HD, etc.)
   
3D internet videos on any HDTV/Projector
(3D mkv files, etc.)
   


Which 3D glasses are right for me?

All glasses work with the 3D-Gamer, 3D-Displayer, 3D-Theatre, and 3D-TheatrePLUS.

  • DLP-Link Active Shutter glasses: For use with 100/120Hz DLP HDTVs/projectors only. They do not work with standard 50/60Hz HDTVs/projectors or non DLP displays. No emitter is required. The glasses link to the DLP projector without any sort of special emitter or 3rd party transmission device. Not adjustable/configurable.
  • Infrared (IR) Active Shutter glasses (discontinued): For use with all HDTVs/projectors (50/60Hz or 120Hz). One emitter is required and can control multiple IR glasses. Infrared is directional and may be affected by line-of-sight interference. Infrared can also be affected by IR remote controls, florescent lights and sunlight.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) Active Shutter glasses: For use with all HDTVs/projectors (50/60Hz or 120Hz). One RF emitter is required and can control multiple RF glasses. Completely immune to interference. These are universal glasses that work on any manufacturer's 3D TV as well as all our 3D converters. They are completely adjustable/configurable.

 

Installation Guide

3D-Displayer Installation Guide (PDF format)
 

How difficult is it to set up?

A switch on the 3D-Displayer must be set once depending on whether your TV is a 50/60Hz or 120Hz model. No other setup is required. For more information see the Installation Guide above.

The 3D-Displayer is 100% plug-n-play with automatic recognition for 3D mode* There are no menus, there is no remote. Regular 2D video just passes through the 3D-Displayer without any modifications. Just connect the 3D-Displayer between the source and the TV/projector. That's it!

PS3 users need to make sure to have the latest firmware installed and go to Settings -> Display settings -> Video Output and select "automatic" so that 3D output is enabled. After that you just launch the game and that's it - the 3D-Displayer will take care of rest.

* Some sources may not cause the 3D-Displayer to autoswitch to the right 3D mode as the information is missing. In this case the P1 switch on the 3D-Displayer can be used to manually switch between different 3D modes.


Which projectors and TVs are supported?

Any standard 50/60Hz or 120Hz displays capable of 720p will work with the 3D-Displayer. 

FAQ

Can the 3D-Displayer be used for 3D Games?
Yes. The 3D-Displayer supports the 3D frame-packing standard used by 3D games.

Can the 3D-Displayer be used for 3D Blu-ray movies?
Yes. The 3D-Displayer supports the 3D frame-packing standard used by 3D games.

Can the 3D-Displayer be used for 3D satellite/cable or 3D internet streaming content?
No. The 3D-Theatre is required. The 3D-Displayer does not support the 3D side-by-side and top-and-bottom standards.

What 3D formats does the 3D-Displayer support?
The 3D-Displayer supports:
- Frame packing 720p60, 720p50, 720p30, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30
The 3D-Displayer does not support:
- Side-by-side 1080i60, 1080i50, 1080p24, 1080p30, 720p60, 720p50, 720p30
- Top-bottom 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 720p60, 720p50, 720p30

What output resolution does the 3D-Displayer support with 3D content?
The 3D-Displayer outputs 720p/60 or 720p/120. A switch on the 3D-Displayer is used to select between 60 and 120Hz.

How do I know if my display supports 60Hz or 120Hz?
All displays support 60Hz. Some displays support 120Hz. Try both.

My HD display is from Europe/UK/Australia where we use a 50Hz refresh rate. Will it work?
Yes, as all HD displays that support 50Hz also support 60Hz. Set the 3D-Displayer to 60Hz.

What happens when I watch regular 2D content?
The 3D-Displayer simply passes the 2D video signal through unaltered. It's as if the 3D-Displayer is not even there. The 2D video signal is not altered in anyway. The 3D-Displayer supports all standard 2D video resolutions including (but not limited to) NTSC 480i/p, PAL 576i/p, HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p.

I use an HDMI converter with my display. Does the 3D-Displayer work with HDMI converters?
Yes. Here's a sample hookup:  PS3 -> HDMI cable -> 3D-Displayer -> HDMI cable -> HDMI converter -> Display

What version of HDMI does the 3D-Displayer work with? Do I need HDMI 1.3/1.4a? Does it matter?
It does not matter. The 3D-Displayer works with any version of HDMI from 1.0 and up. That said, if you find you're having problems it's best to simplify and hook up the 3D source directly to the 3D-Displayer first as that will work. Some older HDMI receivers or switchers may block 3D recognition causing problems, while others may work fine.

Do I need to set anything special in my 3D source device to set resolution correctly?
No. The 3D-Displayer always outputs 3D content at 720p/60 or 720p/120. This is to maximize compatibility throughout all displays in the market. There is no need to set the 3D source to any specific resolution, the 3D-Displayer will take care of it and scale if needed.

Is there any latency (delay) introduced to the signal?
Less than one frame of latency is added to the signal which is not at all noticeable in games.

What is the USB port for?
To supply power from any USB port available if required (such as a PS3 USB port) and for firmware upgrades when new (additional) functions and enhancements are offered.

What about long HDMI cable runs? Can I expect issues?
The 3D-Displayer acts as an HDMI repeater device. So having a 3D-Displayer in the path will amplify and recover the signal. You should not need any passive (or active) HDMI amplifiers, especially if you put the 3D-Displayer in the middle of your cable run. If you previously had to use an amplifier, the 3D-Displayer can most likely take its place. The 3D-Displayer has been used with 50 foot (and longer) HDMI cables without issues.

What sort of 3D formats exist?
Frame-packing: Used by Blu-ray movies and games.
Side-by-side: Used by cable/satellite/internet mostly for documentaries.
Top-and-bottom: Used by cable/satellite/internet mostly for movies and sports.

What is "frame locking"? I hear some people with digital displays have "frame locking" issues.
The frame locking issue is a result of less than ideal engineering in some digital TVs/projectors. It is an undocumented reality in the design of some displays where the actual visible frame rate at the panel of the display or at the "lamp" of a projector is in fact deviating from the intended 60Hz (or 50Hz). The reason is that the display cannot keep up with the decoding of the video  stream or the additional video processing the display is trying to do is too demanding. The result is the display decides to drop a frame here and there just to keep up. This results in an actual refresh rate of something less than 60Hz (e.g. 59.2Hz, 58Hz). It can be a completely dynamic phenomenon, depending on the amount of action in the scene. Since glasses are fixed at the real frame rate, there can be a slow drift and glasses can loose a "lock" to the actual visible video. Eyes cannot see this change in 2D but obviously for 3D it becomes visible.

How can I know if my digital display will have a "frame locking issue"?
There's unfortunately no easy way to tell unless you talk to other owners of the same display or try it for yourself. There's no comprehensive list of which digital displays suffer from it (see next question). The good news is that it's extremely rare. With hundreds of units in the field there have been very few complaints. Some displays can be fixed by making display setting changes (ex: switching to "game" mode) which will drop unnecessary processing from the display as is required for the content to sync properly.

What digital displays are known to have a "frame locking issue"?
As people report issues with frame locking, we will post them here. Make sure to use the latest firmware in your projector.

  • JVC RS1 projector: Steps are being taken to have JVC fix the problem.
  • Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED projector: Runco issued a firmware update to fix the issue.

Is there any way to use the 3D-Displayer with passive glasses (glasses without batteries)?
No. Active shutter glasses are required that are sync'ed to the 3D-Displayer.

I have active shutter glasses that came with my TV but the emitter is built into my TV. Is there an way to use these glasses with 3D-Displayer?
No. An emitter that plugs into the 3D-Displayer is required such that the glasses can be kept in sync with the image.

Can I use third party glasses that include an emitter?
Maybe. External 3rd party glasses that include an emitter may work with the 3D-Theatre as long as the emitter has the 3-pin standard mini-din connector. The emitter and glasses must also support 60Hz vertical refresh rate if your 3D-Theatre is set to 60Hz output (required by some displays). Most emitters/glasses support 120Hz but not all support 60Hz.

What movies & games are available in 3D?
List of 3D Blu-ray movies
List of 3D games

What Blu-ray players support 3D?
List 3D Blu-ray players
PS3

What's included

  • 3D-Displayer converter box
  • Quick start guide
  • USB cable

3D-Displayer Specifications

  • INPUT: 1 x HDMI v1.4a (HDCP Compliant)
  • OUTPUT: 1 x HDMI v1.3 (HDCP Compliant), 3-pin mini-DIN Sync Out (for optional emitter)
  • SERVICE: USB for firmware upgrades
  • POWER: via USB cable
  • AUDIO: HDMI audio passthrough
  • 2D VIDEO MODES SUPPORTED (PASSTHROUGH): NTSC 480i/p, PAL 576i/p, HDTV 720p/1080i/1080p
  • 3D VIDEO MODES SUPPORTED:
    • Frame packing 720p60, 720p50, 720p30, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30
  • 3D OUTPUT: 720p Field Interleaved for 60/120hz displays
  • STANDARD ACCESSORIES: USB Cable, Quick start guide
  • OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
    • DLP-Link 3D Glasses for DLP 3D Ready 120hz Projectors/TV's,
    • External 60/120hz 3D Glasses with emitter for all other displays (ie. 60Hz non 3D Ready Projectors or TV's)
  • DIMENSIONS: 10cm x 8.5cm x 2.8cm
  • WEIGHT: 180g

Service & Warranty

One (1) year warranty on the 3D-Displayer, 30 days on glasses.
Online technical support

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